ERIC Number: ED056647
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep-13
Reference Count: 0
Development of an Instrument to Evaluate College Classroom Teaching Effectiveness. Final Report.
Ronan, W. W.
This research study was intended as a basis for developing a device to measure college classroom teaching effectiveness. A review of some of the literature indicated that most past efforts to evaluate college teaching had used some sort of rating form and the results were quite ambiguous. However, 3 studies using the critical incident technique showed some promise for developing an evaluation device and that technique was used for this study. Students at Georgia Institute of Technology collected some 3,000 incidents describing "best" and "worst" teachers. These incidents were categorized into behavioral areas describing the dimensions of effective and ineffective teaching. The results were quite similar to those from other critical incident studies. The general conclusion was that a taxonomy of teaching behaviors has been isolated and that these behaviors can be described using the behavioral statements contained in the body and appendices of this report. The behavioral statements can be used to describe effective and ineffective teaching behaviors as seen by students. Further research is needed to establish the psychometric characteristics of the behavioral items. (Author/AF)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Georgia Inst. of Tech., Atlanta.